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Dec 12, 2013 | News Story
On Wednesday, graduate students at NYU voted overwhelmingly to approve representation of the UAW.  This victory marked the culmination of an eight-year battle to regain recognition and collective bargaining power, after NYU refused to recognize the union in 2005. The new bargaining unit will consist of nearly 1,250 teachers and graduate assistants throughout NYU and Polytechnic Institute.
Dec 9, 2013 | News Story
Last week, workers from various sectors and industries got together to highlight a new day in New York City.  Workers, parents, community groups, and Labor union representatives gathered to celebrate the end where the needs of the wealthy were unfairly placed over those of everyday people.
Dec 6, 2013 | News Story
New York State AFL-CIO has launched a new campaign designed to help create sustainable change for New York’s working men and women. The “Making New York Work” initiative will work to call attention to the $7 billion in tax breaks the state spends annually to attract and maintain corporations around the state, while vital services are being cut from our communities.  
Nov 6, 2013 | Press Release
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the victories of Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio, and a new, more progressive City Council:
Oct 30, 2013 | Press Release
  New York, NY - The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, today released a set of new endorsements.  The list includes Gale Brewer, candidate for Manhattan Borough President; Corey Johnson, candidate for Manhattan City Council District 3; Ben Kallos, candidate for Manhattan City Council District 5; Paul Vallone, candidate for Brooklyn City Council District 19; Robert Cornegy, candidate...
Oct 28, 2013 | Press Release
Testament to Labor Movement’s Ability to Fight for Working Families New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement, regarding the New York Hotel Trades Council’s announcement of a new five-year contract that will help roughly double the wages of 1400 Resorts World Casino employees:
Oct 22, 2013 | Press Release
By Vincent Alvarez
Oct 15, 2013 | Press Release
“Whether he’s been in Brooklyn fighting unnecessary hospital closures, or standing with union members fighting for fair contracts and better wages, Bill de Blasio has solidified his position as a true advocate for working people," said CLC President Vincent Alvarez. NY Daily News: NYC Central Labor Council Gets Behind Democrat Bill de Blasio in Race for Mayor, 9.17.13
Oct 13, 2013 | Press Release
Below is the list of endorsements made by the New York City Council Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO leading up to the General Election on November 5th, 2013 2013 NYC Mayoral Endorsement: Bill de Blasio 2013 Public Advocate Endorsement: Letitia James 2013 City Comptroller Endorsement: Scott Stringer 2013 Borough President Endorsements: Manhattan: Gale Brewer Bronx: Ruben Diaz, Jr.
Oct 11, 2013 | News Story
Doormen at 231 Tenth Avenue walked off the job today in protest of building owners’ attempts to retaliate against workers seeking to unionize with 32BJ SEIU.  Workers at the luxury High Line building, which is owned by Vesta 24 Condominium and Argo Real Estate, filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, but the agency’s closure due to the government shutdown is delaying the ruling...